The Black Headed Sumerians (Sag-Gig-Ga)
The founders of the first Mesopotamian civilization were Black Sumerians. Mesopotamia was the Biblical land of Shinar (Sumer). The Sumerians left no doubt to how they viewed themselves racially. The Sumerians called themselves sag-gig-ga, the Black headed people. Sumer was at the crossroads of Asia, Africa and Europe. While Sumer was not a homogenous society, the Blackheads of Sumer were politically and socially dominant. (Introduction to the Study of African Classical Civilizations by Runoko Rashidi, London: Karnak House, 1992, pg. 69)
Sumer was the earliest ancient civilization of west Asia. Sumer was the foundation of the later civilizations of Babylonia and Chaldea. The Sumerian civilization, which ruled the southern portion of the fertile Tigris/Euphrates River Valley, sprang up around 3000 B.C. and lasted until about 1750 B.C.
The Sumerians are often describes as “non-Semitic”, “pre-Semitic”, or “non-Indo-European.” But what does that really mean? These are attempts to veil the fact that the Sumerians were black people. Historians are willing to use any ambiguous terms they can to cloud the true racial origins of the Sumerians.
John Baldwin wrote: “The early colonists of Babylonia were of the same race as the inhabitants of the Upper Nile.” (PreHistoric Nations by John D. Baldwin, New York: Harper & Brothers, 1869, pg. 192)
H.G. Wells said that the “Sumerians appear to have been a brownish people with prominent noses.” (A Short History of the World by H.G. Wells, New York: MacMillan, 1922, pg. 75) Sir Arthur Keith said that the Sumerians were dolichocephalic. (Mohenjo-Daro and the Indus Civilization: Being an Official Account of Archeological Excavations at Mohenjo-Daro Carried out by the Government of India Between the Years 1922 and 1927 by John W. Marshall, New Delhi: Asian Educational Services, 1996, pg. 109) Dolichocephalism is a skull characteristic predominately found in blacks. (The African Origin of Civilization by Cheikh Anta Diop, Chicago: Lawrence Hill Books, 1974, pg. 261)
Based on the statuaries and steles of Babylonia, the Sumerians were “of dark complexion (chocolate colour), short stature, but of sturdy frame, oval face, stout nose, straight hair, full head; they typically resembled the Dravidians, not only in cranium, but almost in all the details.” (A Study in Hindu Social Polity by Chandra Chakaberty, Delhi: Mittal Publications, 1987, pg. 33)
Rudolph Windsor emphatically stated: “There is definitely a blood relationship between the Dravidian tribes of India and the Ethiopian Sumerians.” (From Babylon to Timbuktu by Rudolph R. Windsor. Atlanta: Windsor’s Golden Series, 2203, pg. 17)
There were so many black people in ancient Asia that Herbert Wendt wrote: “All indications point to the fact that Asia was the cradle of the black race.” (It Began in Babel by Herbert Wendt. New York: Delta Dell Publishing Company, 1964, pg. 368.)
The Black people of Egypt certainly influenced the Sumerians. The seeds of civilization in Sumeria passed through Egypt. Albert Churchward said that the Sumerians, Chaldeans and Babylonians obtained all their laws and learning from the Egyptians. (Signs & Symbols of Primordial Man by Albert Churchward, Brooklyn:A&B Books Publishers, 1993, pg. 209) Therefore, we can trace the roots of the Sumerian society back to Africa and black people.